Thomas Jeffrey Moses
Phone: (972) 277-8570
Fax: (972) 277-8586
Thomas J. Moses has defended policyholders in a wide variety of personal injury, product liability, professional liability, and other types of civil litigation for more than thirty years, garnering extensive courtroom, law and motion, and discovery experience in the process. He also has written and argued numerous writs and appeals, resulting in several published opinions to his credit.
He has also advised insurance companies on insurance coverage issues and potential extracontractual liability exposures, and conducted coverage litigation on their behalf. He has taught an elective course in Insurance Law course at law schools in Texas and California, and provided “best practices” training seminars to adjusters and corporate leaders at numerous insurer, MGA and TPA claims offices across the country.
Mr. Moses is admitted to practice in the state courts of both Texas and California, as well as the Ninth Circuit, the Northern District of Texas, and all California federal district courts. He was a Founding Member of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Mr. Moses graduated from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California in the Top 10% of his class, and was awarded the Order of the Coif upon graduation. He was an Associate Legislation Editor of the Pacific Law Review in 1993-1994, and his Comment, “Polygraphic Evidence in California: A Heartbeat Away From Admissibility,” was published in the Pacific Law Review, Volume 14, No. 4 (July 1993). He also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University Long Beach, and was admitted into both the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies
- Certainteed Corp. Superior Court (Hart) (2014) 222 Cal.App.4th 1053: Second Appellate District, in a case of first impression, interpreted Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.290 as allowing trial court to extend 14-hour deposition limit for cases where the witness’s survival is uncertain;
- Swinerton Builders v. Superior Court (Murphy) (Aug. 6, 2013, A139394): Palma order issued by First Appellate District to stay trial court’s order calling for examination of potentially biased jurors outside presence of counsel [trial court later voided order];
- Casey v. Perini Corp. (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 1222: First Appellate District upheld summary judgment granted to general contractor defendant based on factually-devoid interrogatory responses and speculative nature of evidence regarding asbestos content of products plaintiff worked with or around;
- Foster Wheeler LLC v. Superior Court (Gray) (Nov. 2, 2007, A119429): 2007 WL 3230293 (unpublished opinion): First Appellate District reversed trial court’s order which consolidated a personal injury/renal cancer case and a wrongful death/mesothelioma case for trial;
- Nye v. 20th Century Ins. Co. (1990): 225 Cal.App.3d 1041: Trial court’s order granting defendant’s motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute affirmed; plaintiff waited over two years to put matter at issue, and sought a trial date 41 days before mandatory five-year period within which to have case tried;
- Wade v. 20th Century Ins. Co. (1988): 206 Cal.App.3d 32: former plaintiff in personal injury action brought suit against former defendant’s insurer for unfair settlement practices; trial court’s ruling that plaintiff’s acceptance of insurer’s statutory offer to compromise, resulting in entry of judgment against defendant, did not constitute final judgment determining defendant’s liability, thus foreclosing plaintiff’s subsequent bad faith lawsuit affirmed.